Real Madrid star set for Chelsea audition as Marina Granovskaia makes transfer decision


Chelsea’s defensive record since Thomas Tuchel took charge in January has been fantastic. After keeping another clean sheet during Saturday’s visit to the London Stadium the Blues now have 16 in Tuchel’s first 21 games as manager.

Despite this defensive solidity Tuchel and transfer chief Marina Granovskaia are reported to be in the market for a centre-back this summer with Raphael Varane now touted as their main target. That is according to Bild’s head of football Christian Falk.


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The German transfer expert claimed that Varane is “No.1 on the shortlist of Chelsea FC,” for a summer transfer to Stamford Bridge as Tuchel looks to put his own mark on the Blues squad.

World Cup winner Varane has a little over 12 months remaining on his contract, a fact that could see Real Madrid look for a deal in the region of £60 million.

Manchester United have in the past been linked with a move for Varane but with Eric Bailly signing a new deal at the club on Monday and their interest in Joules Kounde, Chelsea’s path to Varane could be clear.


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